Licensed Practical Nurse
At MTC, caring about others, giving back, and making a social impact are the foundation of all we do. Since 2005, MTC Medical has made a social impact by improving the healthcare that offenders receive. We providing quality medical, dental, and mental health services to more than 19,000 offenders at 14 facilities, while also promoting healthy lifestyles.
Incarcerated individuals often experience a higher incidence of significant health problems than the community as a whole, caused by lifestyle issues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, or social pressures, such as limited access to health care, and financial issues. Beyond providing accurate diagnoses and effective treatment, our clinical team emphasizes lifestyle changes essential to successful rehabilitation through broad health education initiatives and individualized case management and rehabilitative programming to approximately 2,400 male offenders.
MTC Medical staff enjoy competitive wages, affordable health, dental and prescription drug insurance, paid time off, 12 hour schedules, 401(k) with company match and a chance to make a difference every day.
Must be available to work all shifts
Location: North Central Corr. (Medical) (Marion, Ohio)
Reports administratively to the assistant health care administrator and clinically to the chief medical officer. Responsible for CQI as well as providing nursing care and assistance for ill and/or injured persons. All decisions should be reviewed with the RN on duty with the exception of routine duties assigned to the nurse (LPN) in compliance with MTC Medical and Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) directives.
1. Under direction of the RN on duty and in accordance with approved standing orders, assess condition of and prescribe treatment for inmates reporting to sick call.
2. Assist with provider line; prepare examining room and equipment.
3. Operate pill call, dispense medication and document as required by applicable policies and procedures. To include push and or wheel pill cart on facility campus.
4. Control medication, syringes and other medical supplies or equipment as required.
5. Perform emergency procedures as needed and call physician for treatment orders.
6. Keep equipment and work area clean; utilize appropriate sanitation methods.
7. Practice basic cost containment and utilization management for patient care and facility operations.
8. Maintain absolute security and confidentiality of all medical records; observe applicable HIPAA rules.
9. Closely monitor all potential catastrophic illnesses.
10. Comply with all applicable pharmacy laws, especially those covering controlled substances.
11. Provide health counseling and health education on an individual or group basis, as required.
12. Prepare and maintain narrative, statistical, summary and operational records, reports and logs.
13. Review and process all reports and documents in a timely manner.
14. Conduct chart review; review status of inmates with serious health problems for completion of all necessary intervention and treatment.
15. Attend scheduled staff meetings; promote communications and proper flow of relevant information in the medical unit.
16. Facilitate, where applicable, NCCHC/ACA/JCAHO accreditation of the medical program by providing the required level of efficiency and approved, appropriate medical services.
17. Prepare and disseminate safety and accident reports as required by policies and procedures; take appropriate action in cases of serious and unusual incidents and emergencies.
18. Perform rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters to include administering basic emergency medical aid, physically removing people away from dangerous situations, and securing and evacuating people from confined areas.
19. Properly chart medical care.
20. Maintain accountability of inmates and property; adhere to safety practices.
21. Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed; provide regular feedback to staff regarding social skills procedures and intervention techniques.
It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.
Degree in nursing, current valid nursing license as a Licensed Practical Nurse for the state of Ohio. Three years experience is preferred. Must possess current CPR certification. Valid driver's license in the state of Ohio with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management. Must attain and maintain appropriate facility security clearance.
Post Hire Qualifications and Training Requirements:
Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements.
MTC Medical is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Starting Wage $19.50-$21.00
Management & Training Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled